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Posted on 2007-11-21
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I have a flash movie that downloads a csv file from yahoo finance (stock quote feed) and parses the information then displays it in some dynamic text boxes.

The movie works fine when I view it on my local machine standalone player, however, when the swf is embedded in my aspx page it refuses to load the csv file data i.e. I just get nothing

somebody please give me direction!
var temp = new LoadVars();
var theFileObj = new LoadVars();
var theFile = temp.sendAndLoad("http://download.finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=AXC.TO&f=sl1d1t1c1ohgv&e=.csv", theFileObj, GET);
theFileObj.onData = function(src) {
	var myDataProvider = new Array();
	var theFileArray = src.split("\r\n");
	var theFieldNames = theFileArray[0].split(",");
	var numberOfFields = theFieldNames.length;
	for (var j = 0; j<numberOfFields; j++) {
		// Remove quotes from field names 
		theFieldNames[j] = removeQuotes(theFieldNames[j]);
		trace(theFieldNames[j]);
		//trace(j);
		switch(j) {
			case 1:
			_root.price.text = "$" + theFieldNames[j] + " CAN";			
			var curr = theFieldNames[j];
			case 4 :
			_root.stockChange.text = "Change     : " + theFieldNames[j];
			case 5 :
			_root.stockChange2.text = "Last Price : $" + theFieldNames[j] + " CAN";
			var init = theFieldNames[j];
			case 8 :
			_root.vol.text = "Volume     : " + theFieldNames[j];
		}
			
			
	}
	_root.updated.text = "Updated " + theFieldNames[2] + " " + theFieldNames[3];
	if (curr < init) {
		_root.stock.gotoAndPlay("down");
	}else{
		_root.stock.gotoAndPlay("up");
	}
		
};

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CyanBlue earned 500 total points
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That's where the cross domain security steps in...  You basically need to create an ASPX page that fetchs the data from the Yahoo site and feed it to your Flash file...  So, Flash calls ASPX file in YOUR domain, which fetches data from Yahoo domain, and feeds the data back to Flash so that Flash can do whatever you need to do...

Check on this page for more information...
http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_16520&sliceId=1

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by:2nde
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Thanks for your feedback CyanBlue, was tied up with some other programming issue hence the time lapse.

Tried your suggestion, but now I'm having a new problem i.e. my aspx page gets a server timed out response when trying to download the csv info from the yahoo website ...

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